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my sister is hiv postive and my dog gets into the trash and eats her used tampons it it possible for my dog to contract hiv and or give it to me

A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience Family Medicine
Very unlikely: Dogs cannot get hiv, so your dog cannot get it from eating your sister's tampons. The only way i can imagine anyone being at risk is if your dog was ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Lee
25 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Dogs cannot contract HIV infection - only humans. This is why it is called human immunodeficiency virus. Thus, your dog can't contract it and then g ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience Addiction Medicine
The risk is nil: as your possible exposure was dealt with quickly.
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Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
No risk: You immediately washed your hands and you did not mention any cuts or other points of entry through the skin- you don't have a risk.
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Dr. Jeffrey Unger
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No: You should be fine. You would need to have damaged tissue and a high viral load to acquire HIV. Relax!
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hand washing: Regular hand washing is the first line of defense for protecting yourself from bacterial "invaders". I certainly hope that you washed your hands at th ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
35 years experience Pediatrics
Please see Dr.: You need to get checked for all STD's, not just HIV. In the future, to avoid the stress you're now facing, 100% condom use is important.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Nearly no: It is very very unlikely that any microorganism would be transmitted in the situation you described. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh veget ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Teaching the young: This is not a normal question for a doctor. Usually mothers or older siblings teach the younger females the standard ways that periods are managed. ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
What are you asking?: You are ready to get married when you have found someone that common sense, and the sensible people who care about you, tells you that you can be happ ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Low risk: HIV is most commonly passed by sexual intercourse or a blood transfusion. Using the same razor is not wise but the risk of passing HIV is low. Have hi ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Camilla Graham
26 years experience Infectious Disease
Government programs: The ghanaian government has worked with outside funders like the global aids fund to provide antiretroviral medications against HIV for the equivalent ... Read More
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Dr. Christopher Cirino
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Get checked : She should be checked for TB and MAI - risk of TB is very high in South Africa. With her CD4 count under 100, she could have cryptosporidiosis, micro ... Read More
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